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Tiny pieces of plastics, called “microplastics” are inundating our oceans.

 

Right now, we don’t know how deep they go below the surface, or how they affect ocean health, but University of Delaware researchers are combing the Delaware Bay to determine the scope of these microplastics in our waterways. 

 

 

  

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UD announced a new partnership with Wilmington’s Department of Veterans Affairs Friday.

 

The goal of the partnership is to leverage UD’s research capacity in areas pertinent to the chronic health issues of veterans – like cardiovascular health and traumatic brain injuries.


STAR Health Concussion Clinic
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University of Delaware opened a concussion clinic Tuesday that gives the public access to cutting edge treatment.


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Downtown Wilmington now has a new ice cream joint at 8th and Market, operated by UD students.


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The Delaware Tourism Office and Delaware State Parks are turning to a new smartphone app to highlight events and activities in the First State. 

 

 


The University of Delaware received a record number of applications for admissions this year.

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As a state on the Atlantic seaboard with low elevation, Delaware is especially concerned with coastal issues, and those issues are the focal point of the Delaware Sea Grant program at the University of Delaware.

 

But Delaware Sea Grant and 32 other sea grant programs in the U.S. face an uncertain future under President Trump’s recent budget proposal.  That cuts $250 million in funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants, including the entire sea grant program.

 

Delaware Public Media’s Katie Peikes explains what that would mean in the First State.

 

 


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Delaware researchers say they are worried about President Donald Trump’s recently released budget proposal, which aims at cutting millions of dollars in federal funding for scientific research - with a significant amount coming out of the National Institutes of Health budget.

 

 


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Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark South) is reviving his attempts to wrangle Delaware’s publicly affiliated universities under the state’s public records laws.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden says he will use his new institute at University of Delaware to forge a new sense of bipartisanship across the country amid an era of “political carnage.”

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